Dr. Gladys Brignoni, Chief Learning Officer and director of force readiness command for the Coast Guard, and Brian Burns, deputy assistant commandant for command, control, communications and computers and IT C4IT and the deputy Chief Information Officer for the Coast Guard, say the service accelerated its approach to training and technology modernization because of the coronavirus pandemic.
As chief information officer of the National Institutes of Health, Andrea Norris oversees a far flung operation. Her leadership has helped the agency get through the extraordinary challenge imposed by the pandemic.
While the election appears to have impacted fewer state CIOs, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ membership continues its “churn” according to executive director Doug Robinson.
A long serving chief information officer at both the EPA and NASA, Renee Wynn recently retired. But she's hardly out of the picture. Among her post-federal pursuits, she has become a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration.
Melissa Netram, the chief innovation officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the director of LabCFTC, said the lab is taking a multi-pronged approach to finding and promoting innovation in the financial sector.
Rona Bunn, the acting chief information officer at the International Trade Administration in the Commerce Department, said the launch of a new website is part of how the agency is making interaction with its customers integrated and seamless.
No, people who are about to leave government should not be "canceled."
NGA chief technology officer Mark Munsell and SSA’s deputy commissioner Lester Diamond retired after more than 20 years each of federal service capping a busy two months of retirements and executives on the move.
Mike Sydla, the division director for Information Management Resources at Naval Sea Systems Command’s Industrial Operations, said the coronavirus pandemic helped accelerate some parts of the IT modernization journey.
The Defense Department's data strategy released just a few weeks ago says improving data management will help it fight and win wars.
Jeff Kleck, the director of the cyber portfolio for the Defense Innovation Unit at the Defense Department, said the organization and the Air Force are testing out three software tools using advanced technologies to sort through cyber threats.
Agencies are embracing the DevSecOps framework to ensure security is built into applications, as well as low-code/no-code visual software development platforms.
Kevin Kerr, the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory CISO, said his team had to reestablish employee habits baselines and then alter security protections to account for different hours people worked since the pandemic emergency started.
“Our organization has about 4,000 people scattered in about 50 locations. And thanks to COVID, it’s become 4,000 locations,” said Roy Varghese, the chief information officer at NOAA Fisheries.